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Qualcomm makes big loss as Apple patent dispute hits hard

Royalties owed by iPhone giant said to top $7 billion mark and Northern District of California court deals blow in ongoing litigation with FTC. "It's been an extraordinary year," says CEO Mollenkopf

Qualcomm makes big loss as Apple patent dispute hits hard
9 Nov 2018

SEP owners must beware of hindering Europe's golden 5G opportunity

In an exclusive opinion piece for IAM, Jim Beveridge of the Innovators' Network argues that originators need to embrace transparency and avoid royalty stacking to allow IoT innovation to thrive 

8 Nov 2018

Oppo turns to licensing to jump-start its battery charging standard

The company has ‘opened’ its patent portfolio related to rapid phone charging. Head of IP Adler Feng says it will collect reasonable rates from companies that adopt the technology.

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6 Nov 2018

Former Nokia patent deals chief becomes latest Marconi recruit

A month after leaving the Finnish company - where he helped to build a world-class licensing operation - Ilkka Rahnasto signs up with the firm that manages several platforms including Avanci and Teletry Read more

2 Nov 2018

Four patent lessons the tech sector can teach life sciences companies

With biopharma businesses facing up to unprecedented technological change, the IP issues that they deal with may begin to look more like those that have already become common elsewhere Read more

30 Oct 2018

What every SEP owner and licensee needs to know about the Unwired Planet decision

In upholding the first instance judgment of Mr Justice Birss last week, the Court of Appeals in London has confirmed the UK as a go-to jurisdiction for FRAND-related disputes Read more

28 Oct 2018

Storm clouds over Silicon Valley

After years of dictating the patent narrative in the US - and reaping the rewards - BigTech now finds itself on the back foot as it loses friends in the executive and Congress. Will the courts be next?  Read more

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24 Oct 2018

Nokia announces it is joining Avanci

Move gives auto and IoT platform huge share of wireless standard essential patents to license  Read more

23 Oct 2018

Court of Appeals in London upholds Unwired Planet v Huawei to provide big boost to SEP holders globally 

Decision to confirm the original Birss judgment is likely to ensure that the UK becomes a major centre for the resolution of FRAND-related disputes Read more

19 Oct 2018

Huawei’s smartphone ambition cannot be achieved without Honor

Speculation in China suggests that the mobile giant may spin-out one of its biggest-selling domestic sub-brands as an independent company Read more

16 Oct 2018

Licensing SEPs for the Internet of Things

Interconnectivity is the key to maximising IoT's potential - and that means finding effective ways to ensure access to the IP required to make it happen  Read more

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25 Oct 2018

Oppo’s latest patent acquisition underlines focus on Europe  

Chinese smartphone company makes its latest SEP purchase from Nordic telecom giant Telia in a move that may indicate the start of a wider relationship Read more

11 Oct 2018

Draft guidelines on 5G patent licensing draw stinging response from implementers

Six licensing principles have been made public by a group including Nokia, Ericsson and Qualcomm following work done with European standards organisations CEN and CENELEC  Read more

9 Oct 2018

In US Senate antitrust hearing, key legislator puts himself in the IP spotlight

Senator homes in on divergent views between key agencies on FRAND licensing and risks to development of key technologies Read more

9 Oct 2018

UK judge reins in ZTE’s China counter-suit against Conversant

But IAM research shows the NPE led by Boris Teksler is facing a barrage of Chinese invalidity actions from both ZTE and its co-defendant Huawei. Read more

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1 Feb 2018

Rollercoaster ride for SEP owners continues through 2017

SEP owners had much to celebrate in 2017 but a major decision from a US court meant that the year ended with a familiar amount of uncertainty Read more

1 Oct 2017

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past …

A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past … Read more

1 Oct 2017

Trump hones in on China, but would do well to look closer to home

The Trump administration’s probe into Chinese IP practices that are allegedly harming US interests may be politically charged but is being welcomed by many tech companies. However, it may be US developments which are giving Chinese entities a helping hand Read more

1 Aug 2017

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A round-up of IP-related quotes, observations and opinions from the recent past … Read more

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Steven Steger
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Chicago IL, United States
Global IP Law Group LLC